Thursday, February 7, 2008

Aren't concession speeches supposed to be gracious?

This has been making the rounds in the blogosphere, and with good reason. Here's Mitt Romney's speech announcing that he's dropping out of the race for Republican presidential candidate:
"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror," Romney will say at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

As Dave Neiwert points out, this theme ("liberals are back-stabbing traitors") is a common trope among the sociopathic, endlessly-projecting right wing.

Of course, Mitt's party already has surrendered to terror. They are so bowel-liquifyingly scared that they would give up their sovereign rights to be shielded from it; they would flush our national dignity and esteem down the toilet by engaging in, and legitimizing, torture; they would dismiss the Constitution--the very soul of our country--as a "suicide pact" if they deem it provides insufficient protection from their night terrors; they would turn their backs on legal traditions that date back centuries before the founding of our nation; they would allow the president to violate the law he swore to uphold whenever he fucking feels like it, if only he promises to protect them from their Muslim phantoms. And all because they are terrified of the terrorists under their beds.

Don't bother trying to claim that it's us who would "surrender to terror", Mitt, while you're still peeing your pants in fright.

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